Materia Medica


Willian G. Boericke (1849-1929)
Attended the Vienna Medical College and emigrated to the United States where became a graduate at the Philadelphia Medical College (1876) and at the Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia (1880). A Homeopathic Doctor in San Francisco and also professor at the San Francisco Medical College. Editor and founder of the Californian Homeopath Magazine, and co-founder of the Medical College and the Hahnemann Homeopathic Hospital Pacific (1881).

  • materia medica

    Materials or substances used in the composition of traditional medical remedies. The use of this term in MeSH was formerly restricted to historical articles or those concerned with traditional medicine, but it can also refer to homeopathic remedies. Nosodes are specific types of homeopathic remedies prepared from causal agents or disease products.

  • homeopathic remedy, new

    Substances that have been recently tried during pathogenesis experiments.

  • materia medica study methods

    Strategies for studying the material medica of homeopathic remedies according to pre-established references. For example, the miasmatic study of remedies.

  • materia medica clinical

    Symptoms (cured or pathogenetic) observed after clinical application of a remedy that has not been identified during the respective pathogenesis study.

  • materia medica comparative

    Strategy for studying different remedies by comparing them with pre-established references, i.e.: modalities, mental symptoms, general issues, etc.

  • materia medica pure

    List of symptoms observed during multiple experiments of a remedy, recorded based on statements from provers.

  • materia medica sources

    It refers to pathogenesis experiments and statements of documented clinical cases.

  • homeopathic remedy

    Substance producing well known symptoms that are supported by pathogeneses and prepared according to the norms established by homeopathic pharmaco-techniques.

  • quality of homeopathic remedies

    Assessment based on compliance with Preparation Norms according to the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia.

  • symptoms

    Manifestation of psychic-physio-morphological imbalances with overall picture depicting a morbid state.